Explosions rip through Uganda MP’s home

Two explosives ripped through the house of a Ugandan MP an hour after police set him free over the presidential age limit controversy.

Police had just escorted Mr Moses Kasibante home from detention, when the incident happened.

The MP for Rubaga North was among the several following chaos in Parliament.

The explosives tore through the front door. Metallic and rubber fragments littered the scene.


The front door glasses were broken while smoke stains were visible on tiles of the veranda.

No one was injured in the incident.

“Slightly after 2am, two blasts went off at different intervals. It was terrifying.
“It seemed like the assailants who threw the explosive were outside the perimeter fence as the guard did not see anyone inside (the compound) at the time of the attack. But there were foot prints outside.

The attackers left behind sunglasses,” Mr Kasibante said.


Police arrived at the scene at about 10am.

“I alerted Old Kampala police DPC at 7am but they came four hours later,” said the MP.

There are four police posts within the vicinity of Mr Kasibante’s residence while Old Kampala is less than two kilometres away.

The Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander Frank Mwesigwa confirmed the incident.

“We have sent teams including bomb experts. Fragments have been picked from the scene. We are also investigating the motive (of attack),” Mr Mweigwa said.

Opposition and independent lawmakers have opposed the move to scrap the presidential age limit that would allow to stay in power.


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